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August 1963

Symmetry in Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa: Its Significance

Author Affiliations


Department of Dermatology, Fargo Clinic.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(2):215-217. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590200103021

The lesions of elastosis perforans serpiginosa may be symmetrically disposed. An illustrative case is presented. The significance of this potentiality in postulating the origin of elastosis perforans serpiginosa is discussed. Symmetry of lesions indicates either a genetic defect or an acquired embryopathy, with the defect or its precursor being impressed before the 18th day of embryonic life.

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